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Bring Rapunzel down from the tower and into your window with this pumpkin-carving template.
Bound to be the talk of your Halloween celebrations!
- Download PDF Rapunzel Pumpkin carving kit
- Regular paper
- Water-based marker (optional)
- Clear Tape
There are two ways to transfer your design on to the pumpkin. One is to copy it free hand onto a clean, dry pumpkin with a water-based marker (mistakes can be easily corrected with a paper towel). The other is to tape your template to the pumpkin, then score the design into the skin by poking holes through the template with a nail or plastic poking tool (available in some pumpkin-carving kits).
Carve by starting at the centre of your design and working outward (this avoids putting pressure on areas already carved). Begin with the innermost and smallest details. As each shape loosens up, gently push it out of the pumpkin with a finger or a dull pencil point (a good job for young kids).
Lastly, put your Pumpkin Lantern in a place of honour (away from flammables), and remember to blow out all candles before you go to sleep.